Back in the Game: Kazuma Kiryu’s Epic Return in “Like a Dragon Gaiden”
Hey there, Yakuza enthusiasts! Get set for a wild ride because the one and only Kazuma Kiryu is back in action with “Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name,” hitting the scene on November 9, 2023. This gaming gem from SEGA promises an epic adventure set between the events of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.
Day-One Xbox Game Pass Access: Playtime for All
And here’s the scoop, The Man Who Erased His Name is hitting Xbox Game Pass on day one, while being accessible to gamers on PlayStation consoles as well. Major props to Microsoft for this move, ensuring both the old guard and newcomers can easily jump into Kazuma Kiryu’s world.
Kiryu’s Resurrection: The Mysterious Joryu
Now, let’s talk Kiryu’s comeback — he’s rocking the enigmatic name Joryu this time, and we’re in for a ride unraveling the layers of the former Tojo Clan chairman’s life. “The Man Who Erased His Name” delivers that classic Yakuza gameplay we adore, spiced up with sleek visuals, speedy load times, and a ton of content that screams Yakuza goodness.
Combat Throwback: Kiryu Unleashed
The beloved beat-’em-up combat style makes a triumphant return in Like a Dragon Gaiden, a nod to the early Yakuza titles. Kiryu’s skills are on full display, mixing old-school fighting mechanics with the new Agent skills. This means you’ve got a toolbox of combat strategies, including summoning a drone strike for that extra layer of chaos.
Dive into the Yakuza World: Sotenbori and Isezaki Ijincho Awaits
Ready to explore? The open-world canvas spans Sotenbori in Osaka and Isezaki Ijincho in Yokohama. Keep an eye out for The Castle, a converted offshore container ship turned into an adult amusement park — a spot for classic minigames. Roam vibrant streets, engage in over-the-top brawls, and soak in that chaotic charm we adore from the Yakuza series.
Substories and Surprises: Kiryu’s Unseen Depths
Adding some narrative spice are the substories playing out through Kiryu’s interactions with Akame, a character with more tricks up their sleeve than you’d think. These side tales lead to unexpected encounters and reunions with familiar faces, giving you more bang for your gaming buck.
This innovative new chapter in the Yakuza series promises to give fans a refreshing experience, led by the legendary Kazuma Kiryu himself. If you’re craving an immersive narrative in the style of the Like a Dragon franchise, this spin-off is a must-play. Get ready for the gaming legend’s grand comeback!-----------------------------------------------------
FERNANDO ORTIZ | Writer
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